How Europeans Are Finding the Positives Amid a Global Pandemic

by Katie Sawyer, · 1 minute

As COVID-19 disrupts the everyday life of people around the world, businesses, their employees, and their customers are finding ways to stay positive and get through the situation together. Here are some stories that highlight what people are doing to uplift each other during this time.

Note: Although this is being updated regularly, these stories are not all-inclusive of the amazing work being by businesses and consumers.

Italians are using their balconies to spread positive messages

While Italians are quarantined, they are using their balconies to sing, wave, and share banners of love with their neighbours.

Airline CEOs forgoing salaries to keep staff employed

CEOs are stepping up to keep their staff safe. Just look at what some of these airlines are doing to help.

Perfume and alcohol producers to start making hand sanitizer

Amid their perfume and cosmetics line, LVMH will also start producing hand sanitizer, along with Brewdog and Vedan Spirits. The hand sanitizer isn’t for sale but will be provided to those who need it most in the health system and care facilities.

Using 3D printers to help those in need

These experts are looking to use 3D printers to create additional respirators for hospitals in need.

Fitness studios are offering live online workouts

Although their studios might be closed, Digme Fitness and Barry’s are reaching their patrons by streaming workouts online.

Fitness not your thing?

Bread Ahead has been running daily live and free baking workshops.

Supporting the healthcare industry and its employees

The  Stock exchange hotel and Hotel Football owned by Gary Neville along with Chelsea FC’s Millennium Hotel are allowing health workers to stay in their hotels for free of charge. They may soon be joined by major hotel chains such as Best Western, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Travelodge and Whitbread’s Premier Inn Chain. Meanwhile, Borough Wines are offering a well-deserved 20% discount on all wines to NHS workers.

Supermarkets recruit those suddenly unemployed


Whilst some industries may have vanished overnight, supermarkets are hiring workers to deal with their high demand. Asda, Tesco, Co-Op, Iceland, Sainsbury’s and Aldi all have vacancies.

Restaurants to become mini-supermarkets

To deal with the lack of demand for sit-in dining and alleviate the pressure on supermarkets, restaurants and cafes have turned into mini-supermarkets, selling a variety of ready to eat food and essentials. Watch this space!

"Deputy has become a vital tool in the running of our business. My time building rosters has been cut to a fraction."
Garry Deakes
Owner, The Marina Ice Creamery
"I was setup and going in minutes. So easy to understand. So intuitive!"
Rami Rustom
IT and Services Professional
"Our admin time for Payroll is one fifth of what it used to be, and with more accuracy!"
Brendon Ford
Manager, Rashay's Pizza Pasta Grill
"Deputy is a cost effective, simple and robust solution for rostering staff and capturing time & attendance."
John Petrovich
Mobile Apps Evangelist, Telstra
"Great application and the customer service is fantastic."
Stephan Price
Director of Ecommerce & Technology
"Rostering and time sheets have never been so straightforward. What a fantastic and innovative tool."
Dr. John Hancock
"Deputy has been the best in delivering their promises. Their interface is amazing and simple to use."
Noelle Flores-Smith
President, Global DN Ventures Corp
"Deputy have allowed me to streamline the fortnightly payroll process."
Rachael Cameron
Payroll Officer, Magic Memories
"Fantastic intuitive time keeping software which works hand in hand with Xero."
Andrew Huntley
Director, Kenney Medical Solutions
Review Stars icon
4.5/5 on Capterra
542 Reviews
Review Stars icon
4.7/5 on Getapp
542 Reviews
Review Stars icon
4.8/5 on Apple Store
1.4k Reviews

Start your free trial